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2001
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2003
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2004
10050
2005
12100
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2007
16200
2008
17900
Approximate number of ports at the start of each year <_:informaltable-1/>
As the external software described by the port often is under continued development, the amount of work required to maintain the ports is already large, and increasing. This has led to the ports part of the FreeBSD project gaining a more empowered structure, and is more and more becoming a sub-project of the FreeBSD project.
Ports has its own core team with the <xref linkend="role-ports-manager"/> as its leader, and this team can appoint committers without FreeBSD Core's approval. Unlike in the FreeBSD Project, where a lot of maintenance frequently is rewarded with a commit bit, the ports sub-project contains many active maintainers that are not committers.
Unlike the main project, the ports tree is not branched. Every release of FreeBSD follows the current ports collection and has thus available updated information on where to find programs and how to build them. This, however, means that a port that makes dependencies on the system may need to have variations depending on what version of FreeBSD it runs on.
With an unbranched ports repository it is not possible to guarantee that any port will run on anything other than -CURRENT and -STABLE, in particular older, minor releases. There is neither the infrastructure nor volunteer time needed to guarantee this.
For efficiency of communication, teams depending on Ports, such as the release engineering team, have their own ports liaisons.
The FreeBSD Documentation Project
The FreeBSD Documentation project was started January 1995. From the initial group of a project leader, four team leaders and 16 members, they are now a total of 44 committers. The documentation mailing list has just under 300 members, indicating that there is quite a large community around it.
The goal of the Documentation project is to provide good and useful documentation of the FreeBSD project, thus making it easier for new users to get familiar with the system and detailing advanced features for the users.
The main tasks in the Documentation project are to work on current projects in the <quote>FreeBSD Documentation Set</quote>, and translate the documentation to other languages.
Like the FreeBSD Project, documentation is split in the same branches. This is done so that there is always an updated version of the documentation for each version. Only documentation errors are corrected in the security branches.
Like the ports sub-project, the Documentation project can appoint documentation committers without FreeBSD Core's approval. <citation><xref linkend="freebsd-doceng-charter"/></citation>.
The Documentation project has <link xlink:href="https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/">a primer</link>. This is used both to introduce new project members to the standard tools and syntaxes and to act as a reference when working on the project.

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